Acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly hails from Tacoma, Washington so it is entirely fitting that the city would become home to the Museum of Glass. Opened in 2002, the museum not only houses an inspirational collection of glass art but the largest Hot Shop in the Pacific Northwest. The structure's stunning cone cuts a striking presence into the Tacoma skyline and pays homage to the wood-burning sawmills once populating the region.
|Glass art in the lobby of the Museum of Glass.|
|Hot Shop demonstrating glassblowing|
|Glass paintbrushes. How cool!|
|Glass guitar coolness!|
|Chihuly Bridge of Glass|
|Bridge of Glass at night.|
|Vibrant glass at night!|
Things to know:
- The Museum of Glass hosts visiting artists and also has artists in residence. Really a great way to see creative minds in action!
- Pause during your walk up to the bridge to take in some great views.
- The gift shop does have glass items made in Washington and other places in the US as well as throughout the world. Items made in Washington are labeled, so watch out for those.
- There is a cafe with in the museum for a little bite.
- There is a museum pass available if you are interested in visiting multiple museums in Tacoma's Museum District.
**Thank you to Travel Tacoma for hosting our visit! Complimentary admission was provided to bring you this review!